Sunday Times article: ‘240,000 couples claim to be apart to grab lone-parent benefit’

Almost a quarter of a million couples with children are pretending to live apart to claim lone parent benefits worth up to £7,100 a year, according to a report by The Marriage Foundation. The organisation found a discrepancy of 240,000 between the Office for National Statistics’ figure on the number of lone-parent households in England […]

The Times article: “It’s only fair to get rid of the marriage penalty”

Do you realise you’d be £6,000 per year better off if you divorced me, I asked my wife last week. Fortunately, her brief and dismissive response suggested that I’m worth rather more to her than that. For a younger couple, however, starting out in life with their first baby, this sort of money presents a […]